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    Maya Grace Misra is an artist and researcher working in vexillology, the study of flags, which she expands to include visual symbols of national history, identity, and belonging. She reworks iconography from postage stamps, cookbooks, and flags through a variety of media including photography, sculpture, and miniature painting. Referencing both national symbols and institutional critique, Misra draws on her own experience as a white-passing South Asian-American woman to situate these images and artifacts within larger frameworks of culture and history. Formerly based in New York City, Misra is currently pursuing an MFA in visual arts at the University of California, San Diego.